"When He Returns" as written by and Bob Dylan....
The iron hand it ain't no match for the iron rod
The strongest wall will crumble and fall to a mighty God
For all those who have eyes and all those who have ears
It is only He who can reduce me to tears
Don't you cry and don't you die and don't you burn
Like a thief in the night, he'll replace wrong with right
When he returns.

Truth is an arrow and the gate is narrow that is passes through
He unreleased His power at an unknown hour that no one knew
How long can I listen to the lies of prejudice ?
How long can I stay drunk on fear out in the wilderness ?
Can I cast it aside, all this loyalty and this pride ?
Will I ever learn that there'll be no peace, that the war won't cease
Until He returns ?

Surrender your crown on this blood-stained ground, take off your mask
He sees your deeds, He knows your needs even before you ask
How long can you falsely and deny what is real ?
How long can you hate yourself for the weakness you conceal ?
Of every earthly plan that be known to man, He is unconcerned
He's got plans of his own to set up His throne
When He return.


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"When He Returns" as written by Bob Dylan

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    Lyric CorrectionThe iron hand it ain't no match for the iron rod
    The strongest wall will crumble and fall to a mighty God
    For all those who have eyes and all those who have ears
    It is only He who can reduce me to tears
    Don't you cry and don't you die and don't you burn
    Like a thief in the night, he'll replace wrong with right
    When he returns.

    Truth is an arrow and the gate is narrow that it passes through
    He unleashed His power at an unknown hour that no one knew
    How long can I listen to the lies of prejudice ?
    How long can I stay drunk on fear out in the wilderness ?
    Can I cast it aside, all this loyalty and this pride ?
    Will I ever learn that there'll be no peace, that the war won't cease
    Until He returns ?

    Surrender your crown on this blood-stained ground, take off your mask
    He sees your deeds, He knows your needs even before you ask
    How long can you falsify and deny what is real ?
    How long can you hate yourself for the weakness you conceal ?
    Of every earthly plan that be known to man, He is unconcerned
    He's got plans of His own to set up His throne
    When He returns.
    LettersFromWaron January 05, 2012   Link
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    General CommentIt's about the second coming of Christ. duh.
    SensoryPartingon January 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love the bit where he says "Will I ever learn that there'll be no peace, that the war won't cease
    Until He returns ?"
    It's like an answer to all his anti-war songs.
    in With God on our side he says "if God's on our side then he'll stop the next war" and this is the response, the wars wont stop- yet.
    LettersFromWaron January 05, 2012   Link

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